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The 27 Best Travel Apps to Take the Stress Out of Vacationing

Sometimes the thought of your next vacation is just what you need to power through the winter doldrums. You want to focus on how much fun you'll have soaking up the sun and sand, but you can't help thinking about all of those stressful travel logistics. Ew. That's far from relaxing. Here are some great apps to make sure your next vacation is stress-free!


1. Airbnb

Need a cheap place to stay? Airbnb will help you book a stay with a host in over 34,000 cities and 192 countries. Skip the hotel!

2. Bravolol

Learn a new language in a cinch with this app. Get access to common phrases and authentic pronunciation to get you well on your way to feeling like a local. No internet connection required!

3. BringFido

Traveling with a furry friend? BringFido has all you need, including airline pet policies, pet sitting and dog walking services, and pet friendly hotels and accommodations.

4. CityMaps2Go

Get not only free offline maps, but also helpful travel tips to help you have your own unique adventure!

5. EHU

For all you campers out there, EHU is an easy way of connecting appliances to electrical hookup. Happy trails!

6. Entrain

Are you exhausted from jet lag? Not anymore! Entrain collects data to ensure that you get back into your circadian rhythms and feel wide awake for your next adventure.

7. Expensify

Business travelers, listen up! Expensify tracks your spending and generates expense reports! Don't fumble around with receipts anymore that can get easily lost -- snap pics instead!

8. Foodspotting

Finally, a food finding app that focuses not on restaurants, but on dishes. Recommend dishes and view recommendations to find your next perfect meal.

9. Free Wi-Fi Finder

As its name suggests, this app scans and finds free wi-fi connections in any location, so you'll never miss a beat.

10. GasBuddy

Search the cheapest gas by location or nearest you!

11. Goby

Goby's the perfect choice when you have no idea what to do. It guides you through fun categories and preferences to pair you with a great activity now or later!

12. Google Translate

Translate up to 90 different languages with this app via text, speech, or photos! Always be in the know, even if you have no idea how to speak the language.

13. Hipmunk

Quickly and easily plan your trip from everything to flights to hotels to car rentals! All in an easy-to-read format!

14. Hopper

Hopper gives you tips and predictions on when to buy plane tickets to get the lowest rates. If it tells you to wait, it will watch your trip and notify you when the prices drop!

15. Hotel Tonight

Up for an impromptu getaway? Hotel Tonight finds you the best last-minute deals for even the biggest procrastinators!

16. Kayak

Kayak allows you to search for hundreds of travel sites all in one. Like Hipmunk, Kayak is an itinerary manager and gives you information on hotels, flights, and car rentals. Also price alerts!

17. Localeur

Get the best tips from the locals! Localeur provides non-touristy options for those travelers seeking an authentic cultural experience. Search by your interests and follow your friends' favorite places!

18. LoungeBuddy

Do you like luxury? LoungBuddy helps you find the best airport lounges around the world. Because flying can be stressful, take a load off and indulge.

19. Musement

Get great suggestions for activities to do off the beaten path. Find museums, tours, and food all in one place!

20. OANDA Currency Converter

Be able to see conversion rates for over 190 currencies with this helpful app!

21. Onavo Extend

Worried about using up all of your mobile data while on vacation? Onavo makes sure you save up your data so you won't expect a massive phone bill waiting for you when you get home.

22. Options Away

The perfect app for the indecisive traveler. Options Away allows you to hold a flight with no obligation to purchase. Wait until that price is at its lowest before snagging the deal!

23. PackingPro

Who likes packing? PackingPro makes it easy! Create a list, see suggestions of what to bring, sort items by priority, print or email your lists. You'll never leave anything behind again.

24. Postagram

Are you an old soul but don't have time to buy a postcard? Postagram's the app for you. Simply snap a photo, and Postagram sends a physical postcard to your loved one! Your recipient will certainly be jealous to see how much fun you're having.

25. TravelSafe

Feel secure with TravelSafe -- the app that provides important emergency numbers, embassy information, a panic button, and other useful tips about any country you're staying in.

26. TripIt

You make the reservations, and TripIt will take the reins. This app organizes your itinerary -- including dates, times and confirmations for each reservation! Just forward your confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and you'll have no need to search endlessly for those emails.

27. Trip Splitter

Traveling with friends? Trip Splitter keeps track of what everyone owes you!


Ready to say au revoir and bon voyage? These apps will keep you organized on your trip so the only thing you'll need to focus on is having fun!




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